Cave Run Lake Trail Guide
For those who have fully explored the Red River Gorge, Cave Run is probably the next best hiking alternative in Kentucky. This is a fantastic hiking area, with more miles of official trail (100) than the Red River Gorge (70 miles) or Mammoth Cave National Park (60 miles). While not quite as scenic or unique as the Red, this area still has much to offer hikers and outdoor lovers. With 600 foot elevation changes, the trails are often as challenging as any in the state and the bird watching is probably superior to the Red and many other popular outdoor areas in Kentucky. I actually find myself spending more time there than in the Red. The Forest Service has over 400 campsites at Cave Run, so it's a perfect family-camping area. The mountain biking can be incredible too and my book--especially the elevation profiles--can be used as a general guide for that activity. Insiders can fill you in about the rock-climbing in the area (probably 150 sport routes so far) and the lake itself provides numerous opportunities for flat-water kayakers and canoeist. Road cyclists will also find plenty to keep them busy.
The Cave Run Lake Trail Guide was published in 2006 and is the only guidebook to trails at Cave Run.